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BOUNCE Workshop


Thursday 17th September


Today, Jenna from the charity, Bernardos, came to talk to Primary 7 and deliver a workshop. This was about using BOUNCE techniques to develop resilience and techniques live more positively.


The class learnt so much from this session and loved receiving their own BOUNCE pocket card, to remind them of the techniques.

Titanic Boat creations!

This week, Primary 7 began designing and creating their own Titanic replicas. To begin, we are focusing on creating the ship's funnels, as well as the flags from the mast.


Everyone is very eager to move to the next stage, next week! They are really enjoying this leanring in 'The World Around Us' and STEAM.  Further updates to follow next week!

Panini cards football challenge


As part of our Mental Maths learning, we took part in quickfire addition and subtraction number games, using the Panini 'Premier League' cards. We had great fun with this, as well as with entering the Panini trophy design competition!

The Titanic!


Primary 7 have been working very hard this week in their World Around Us learning, to explore the key and luxurious features of HMS Titanic- 'The Unsinkable Ship'!


More pictures to follow next week!

Roald Dahl Day!

Friday 11th September

Today, we celebrated Roald dahl day. In Literacy, we explored our understanding of Suffixes, by looking at the famous Roald Dahl ‘Gobblefunk’ words, from ‘The BFG’. This included us looking at some of Roald Dahl’s famous Gobblefunk words, as well as creating our own!

To mark the special day, we also had a Golden Ticket surprise, where each pupil got to choose an envelope and see if they found the Golden Ticket. Well done to Rory and Cora who found the tickets and won themselves a lovely bar of chocolate… in true Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka style!





Virtual Assembly


Primary 7 loved interacting with their first virtual Assembly!


During the assembly, it was announced that Amelia and Dontay were the P7 pupils of the week. Well done to them both, as well as the entire class, for their excellent start to life in Primary 7. 

Sphero Balls!

Thursday 3rd September


Primary 7 had a school exclusive today, when we got to try out the school's new SPHERO Balls! These are controlled using the iPads and can be controlled through an e-remote, or by adding directions and instructions on the iPad.


Linking with our Numeracy and STEAM learning, we completed a range of activities, including;


  • Trying to program Sphero to draw a range of 2D shapes
  • Programming Sphero to navigate around a course
  • Programming Sphero to knock down the ‘Bowling Pins’.   



It's fair to say that everyone had a brilliant time exploring with SPHERO... We can't wait to take on some new SPHERO challenges next week!


** See slideshow below for photos**



Primary 7 Class Charter


To begin our new school year, the pupils in Primary 7 have been working on the development of a class charter.


This involved exploring the 'rights' which we have as a class and as an individual within school, as well as the 'responsibilities' which we must upkeep within our school environment.


The pupils signed this class charter which a 'character handprint'- which symbolises elements of their personality.


** Photos to follow**